Weekly Update: Healthcare, Job Creation, PennDOT Projects

first_imgWeekly Update: Healthcare, Job Creation, PennDOT Projects May 05, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Today we honor Trooper Weaver as well who made the ultimate sacrifice. Thankful to him and his family, for everything they have given. https://t.co/NpLsanu5Sh— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 2, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf urged Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation to vote “no” on the American Health Care Act citing how the bill would harm the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable, specifically seniors. After the bill narrowly passed in U.S. House of Representatives, the governor released a statement condemning the passage of the bill saying that it was a sad day for millions who now continue to worry about access to health care.Governor Wolf kicked off the week by visiting BAE systems in York and announcing the company’s plan to expand and create 530 new jobs. The governor also announced new investments to stimulate small business development and workforce training. On Friday, Governor Wolf hosted a press conference to announce a Fair-Chance hiring policy that will remove the criminal conviction question, otherwise known as “banning the box”, from non-civil service employment applications.Governor Wolf joined PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards and officials to announce several 2017 construction season projects in the south central region of the state, specifically the Route 283 reconstruction project. Governor Wolf and PennDOT also announced $200 million for roadway improvements in PennDOT’s District 9 region.Governor Wolf’s Week, April 30, 2017 – May 6, 2017Monday, 5/1/17Governor Wolf Announces Creation of 530 New Jobs in York County with Expansion of BAE SystemsAsian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2017Tuesday, 5/2/17Wolf Administration Launches Health and Human Services Unification Informational WebsiteGovernor Wolf Requests Federal Disaster Aid for March SnowstormWednesday, 5/3/17Governor Wolf Urges President Not to Sign EO Authorizing DiscriminationGovernor Wolf Announces New Pennsylvania Investments to Stimulate Small Business Development and Create JobsThursday, 5/4/17Governor Wolf Urges Delegation to Save Pennsylvanians’ Health Care Ahead of House VoteGovernor Wolf, PennDOT Secretary Kick Off Route 283 Reconstruction Project, Preview South Central Region ConstructionGovernor Wolf, DEP Announce More than $2 Million in Mosquito Control Grants to 30 Pennsylvania CountiesGovernor Wolf Statement on Passage of Health Care Bill in U.S. HouseFriday, 5/5/17Governor Wolf, PennDOT Announce $200 Million in Roadway ImprovementsGovernor Wolf Announces New Investments in Workforce TrainingGovernor Wolf ‘Bans the Box’ on State Employee ApplicationsHighlights from The BlogWhy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month MattersHighlights from TwitterThe #AHCA would gut care and increase costs for many PA’ians. I will not support it, and neither should any member of Congress serving PA. pic.twitter.com/Cu6Bw1oM7X— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 3, 2017last_img read more

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Oshoala hits Brace, As Barcelona Ladies subdue Sociedad to Win Maiden Spanish Super Cup

first_img It was Oshoala’s first trophy since joining Barcelona Ladies in 2019 from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian. Oshoala scored Barcelona’s fourth goal in the 34th minute and added the seventh goal on 51 minutes. Also she provided the assist for the sixth goal in the 44th minute scored by Alexia Putella.Advertisement Asisat Oshoala scored two goals and provided an assist as Barcelona Ladies spanked Real Sociedad 10-1 to emerge champions of the maiden Spanish women’s Super Cup. Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soaps2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe World’s Most Desirable Fruit – Pink Pineapple Loading… The Spanish women’s Super Cup is Oshoala’s fifth title at club level. She won the Nigeria women’s league and FA Cup during her time with Rivers Angels. At Arsenal Ladies she won the women’s FA Cup and also won the Chinese women’s Super League with Dalian Quanjian. Read Also:Oshoala nets as Barcelona zoom into Spanish Cup Final The Spanish women’s Super Cup is a four-team format, which include a semi-final round, similar to the new format established for the men’s Super Cup. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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La Liga: Spanish PM hints at behind closed doors restart

first_img Read Also: Atletico Madrid table €6m annual salary for PSG forward La Liga president Javier Tebas remains committed to completing the current season, due to the anticipated financial impact of cancelling the season. A return date has not been confirmed, with dates in late May and early June currently being considered. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? Clubs from across the Spanish top flight are expected to tentatively begin restarting training from the start of next week. This is expected to include health authority inspections of club training facilities on May 4/5, with players being tested later next week. If the suggested timetable is adhered to, clubs including Real Madrid, have indicated they could return to individual training sessions from May 11. “I hope it will return soon, and it will be the federations and league to decide when,” according to a report from Marca. “We are allowing individual training within team sports. “But, I believe we will see sports on television again, before we will do with fans in stadiums.” Sanchez added the Spanish government will be introducing Phase 0 of their coronavirus deescalation from May 4.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has indicated the 2019-20 La Liga season could be scheduled to return in the coming weeks. However, he also confirmed any sporting events in the near future are likely to be played behind closed doors.last_img read more

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World Cup winning De Rossi retires at 36

first_imgRelatedPosts Pedro pens three-year Roma deal Tevez signs new deal with Boca Juniors US billionaire buys Roma in £532m deal Italy World Cup winner Daniele de Rossi has announced his retirement at the age of 36. De Rossi has left Argentine side Boca Juniors, who he joined in the summer, and ends an 18-year career. Prior to joining Boca, De Rossi spent his entire career at Serie A club Roma, who he played for 616 times. The Italian, who won the World Cup in 2006, told a news conference he was retiring to spend more time with his family. “I played against the best in the world and I was able to do the career I wanted,” De Rossi said. “I am happy with my life, I played on two teams that I really love. One meant everything and the other got me inside as I expected.” De Rossi is Italy’s fourth most-capped player with 117 caps and Francesco Totti is the only player to have made more appearances for Roma than the midfielder. He rejected an offer of a director’s role at Roma at the end of last season and signed for Boca to continue his playing career, but he has been limited to just six appearances, largely because of injury. “An absolutely fantastic football career comes to an end,” Roma said. “Thank you for so many incredible memories, Daniele.”Tags: Boca JuniorsDaniele De RossiRomalast_img read more

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Di Canio signs Swede Karlsson

first_img Press Association The 19-year-old has joined the Black Cats from IFK Goteborg for an undisclosed fee and has signed a four-year contract. Sweden Under-19 international Karlsson began his career at IFK Mariestad, but left for Goteborg, for whom he has made 10 appearances this season, in 2010 and picked up a Swedish Cup winners’ medal last month. He will go into the development squad along with fellow new boys Duncan Watmore and El-Hadji Ba. center_img Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has landed teenage Swedish winger David Moberg Karlsson.last_img read more

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Andersen praises White, looks ahead to tough nonconference foe in BYU

first_imgFollowing a victory Saturday for the Wisconsin football team against Iowa, head coach Gary Andersen is looking forward to an up-tempo game against Brigham Young University.The Badgers defeated the Hawkeyes 28-9 on the road in what was billed as a classic defensive Big Ten battle. Although they struggled to score in the first half Saturday against a defensive-minded Iowa squad, UW put up 21 points in the second half. Senior running back James White played a big part in breaking the game open with 151 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns.“James White, I believe, had a very impressive game. Everybody wants to look at yards per carry and everything that was there, but it was tough sledding against a very good defense, and he kept pounding away the whole football game and was very, very consistent and broke the runs at the end of the game to seal the deal for us,” Andersen said. “In my mind, he’s for sure the offensive player of the game for his toughness and his want-to and being able to make the plays when they came late in that game.”Andersen and his team hopes this toughness and persistence will continue as a common theme for the Badgers who will face nonconference opponent Brigham Young this Saturday. The Cougars (6-2) will head to Wisconsin riding a five-game win streak against the likes of Houston, Georgia Tech and Boise State. BYU also beat a No. 15 ranked Texas Longhorns team by 19 earlier in September.While the Badgers will be looking to continue their success, Andersen knows his team will be facing a tough opponent looking to play spoiler to the home team.“We’re playing a very good team in BYU. They’re on a roll. They’ve gotten progressively better. They’ve beaten very good teams this year, and it’s an opponent that a lot of people on this staff know fairly well,” Andersen said. “It’s typical BYU. They’ll take their best players and put them in position to make plays. That’s absolutely no surprise.”If the Badgers wish to continue their winning ways and keep the hope alive of sneaking into a BCS bowl game, they will need to be ready for a different style coming their way. While UW is No. 10 in rushing yards per game and No. 87 in passing yards per game, the BYU offense takes a similar shape.The Cougars are currently ranked No. 14 in rushing yards per game and No. 50 in passing yards.“The one thing I will say about BYU is they will mix up the pace, so it’s not always pedal-to-the-metal every snap. It’s on and off, back and forth a little bit. So we’ve got to practice that, we’ve got to be conscious of it,” Andersen said. “The key is to not get worn out. You watch the teams they play, they get physically tired and BYU does a lot of great plays. And there are a lot of missed tackles in the BYU games, especially late in drives.”Looking at the matchup against BYU, Andersen and the Badgers know the importance of capitalizing on their success and experience in Big Ten play when playing high-profile nonconference opponents.Looking back on his first year as a head coach in the Big Ten, Andersen has no doubt he is playing in the nation’s best conference.“I’ll say this. I haven’t gone all through a full cycle, I’ve done this for a few years and I don’t look at myself as a guru of conferences or teams or anything else, but this is one of the best, if not the best, conference in the country. People are going to say that, and a lot of people might stick their nose up in the air when I say that or whatever, but to me it is,” Andersen said. “You can’t say until you’ve been in it. You don’t know what it’s like to walk out there and play against that Iowa defense with a good offensive line. You don’t know what it’s like to walk into Ohio State’s stadium and play. People don’t know what it’s like to come to Camp Randall and play.”last_img read more

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Tipperary boxer in search of 3rd National title

first_imgThe final will take place on Saturday February 24th. Clonmel boxer Dean Gardiner is readying himself for action in the semi final of the National Elite Championships this evening.The two-time Irish Elite super heavyweight champion faces Patrick Nevin of St Michael’s in Dublin in the National Stadium.The other semi-final will be contested by Crumlin’s John McDonnell and Rathkeale’s Martin Keenan.last_img

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Amir Khan once again accuses Kell Brook of “running away” from a fight

first_img 2 months ago Amir Khan mourns shock, tragic death of newborn nephew, fellow fighters offer condolences “It made people feel like it’s me, the one running away from him. But it’s not because it’s Kell Brook who has, in a way, has not said he wants to fight me but moves up a weight and just avoids the fight, keeps avoiding the fight in different ways, you know, instead of verbally saying ‘I don’t want to fight you.’ He’s avoiding it by moving up in weight. By moving up in weight he shows he doesn’t want to fight me.” 5 months ago Amir Khan could quit boxing after coronavirus pandemic leaves him away from young son Written By 4 days ago Times When Raveena Tandon Worked With Salman Khan; Check Out The List Also Read l Boxing news: Tyson Fury calls out Deontay Wilder amid speculation of trilogy fight getting postponed Also Read l Boxing news: Tyson fires warning to Roy after obliterating training mitts with 5-punch comboImage credits: Amir Khan/ Instagram WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US 4 months ago Amir Khan pledges to help families in need in Pakistan amid COVID-19 crisis FOLLOW US First Published: 3rd September, 2020 18:53 IST WE RECOMMEND Adil Khan COMMENT LIVE TV 4 weeks ago Aamir Khan lands in Turkey to begin shooting for ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, see pics Amir Khan once again took a hit at Kell Brook this week, accusing his arch-rival of “avoiding” a mega-fight against him. Amir Khan and Kell Brook have been going back and forth for years but have never faced each other in the boxing ring. In 2018, Amir Khan signed a three-match contract with Matchroom Boxing, with the final bout expected to be against Brook. However, that failed to materialise as Khan opted to fight Terence Crawford, where he was stopped in six rounds by the WBO welterweight champion.Also Read l Boxing news: Evander Holyfield boasts stellar transformation as talk of boxing return gathers paceAmir Khan, who has not fought since June 2019, recently talked to Fight Hub TV where he revealed why a fight with Kell Brook never materialised and claimed that he’ll go after Manny Pacquiao if he’s given a chance to pick his next opponent. Amir Khan claimed that Kell Brook is “going nowhere” and the two could fight in the future. “At this time we’re talking to the likes of Kell Brook, there’s Manny Pacquiao. My first choice would be Manny Pacquiao, he’s such a legend in the sport,” Amir Khan added.Also Read l Boxing news: Mike Tyson participates in intense training session with Kurt AngleAmir Khan on why Khan vs Brook never happenedAmir Khan claimed that he was supposed to fight Kell Brook after Phil Lo Greco, but the latter moved up to 154lb (super welterweight) and that’s why he ended up fighting Terence Crawford. Amir Khan stated that people thought he was running from the fight, but in reality, it was Kell Brook. Amir Khan added that Kell Brook is scared of him, which is why he moved up in the weight class. Amir Khan then asked his rival to make it clear that he doesn’t want to fight him. Last Updated: 3rd September, 2020 18:53 IST Amir Khan Once Again Accuses Kell Brook Of “running Away” From A Fight Former unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan once again took a hit at Kell Brook, accusing his arch-rival of “avoiding” a mega-fight against him.last_img read more

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MSP Alpena Post Recruiting Men and Women for the Law Enforcement Team

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMSP is always looking for new faces that’s why they are hosting a question and answer to recruit men and women for the Law Enforcement Team.“What we’re looking for in troopers is somebody who has integrity, they know the difference in what is right, and what is wrong, and someone who wants the dedication to wear our uniform and someone who is willing to give back to the community in the ways we have to as a Law Enforcement Officer,” Trooper Simpson said.Troopers will be on hand at the MSP Alpena Post to answer questions about joining the team. Simpson said often times everyone wants to know how to get into a special field, but must realize that have to start from the bottom to move on to bigger and better.“Some of the questions that we are often asked is how to get on a specialty team, such as our K–9 Team, or our Emergency Support Teams because people are interested in going into that line of work. However for our department you have to start out as a Trooper working the road before you can do that and a lot of people don’t realize that, they think they can just join up and start as a K-9 Officer,” Trooper Simpson said.Simpson added that the question and answer session would help interested applicants make sure this is the right career choice for them. If you’re interested in joining the sea of blue at MSP Alpena Post the question and answer hiring process will be held on Thursday, May 25th from 4 pm until 6 pm.You can also start your application process by visiting www.Michigan.gov/mspjobs.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Hiring, msp, MSP Alpena PostContinue ReadingPrevious Options Pregnancy Center Holds Barn Dance for LifeNext Doctors Serve Up Food For a Good Causelast_img read more

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Brad Stevens must guide Celtics through off-court drama, whether he likes it or not

first_imgTo this point, the Celtics have had to muck their way through the competing agendas of their own players and now have a layer of outside interference from those of us in the media that is attached to the trade deadline and will linger beyond.Still, they’ve won nine out of 10, and that’s Stevens’ job. The Celtics are third in the conference and within five games of the first seed in the East.But the trade deadline and the upcoming free-agent extravaganza will weigh heavily on Boston, and whether Stevens likes it or not, he must keep his team together through it. MORE: LeBron James addresses Irving’s apology callThankfully, for Stevens’ sake, the Celtics pushed off the Thunder long enough for a win, Boston’s ninth in its last 10 games. The Celtics go to Cleveland on Tuesday, and should continue their winning ways.But there’s much more at play than the schedule. The Celtics are a team eager to push through the coming week and the passing of Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline, which will be topped that evening by a visit from the Lakers, the team at the eye of just about every NBA storm these days.Few will be happier than Stevens, who has been the Celtics coach since he was plucked from Butler in 2013 to oversee the post-Doc Rivers rebuild. Stevens has proven himself as a coach in the intervening years, but it’s not until now, in his sixth season, that he is truly being baptized in the NBA’s turbulent waters.Stevens’ handling of the various Celtic controversies this season has mostly gone overlooked. Irving’s locker-room leadership has come under fire, but leadership needs to come from the coach, too. That’s not Stevens’ strong suit. Past Celtics veterans have said that Stevens tends to handle his players with too much emphasis on Xs-and-Os and not enough TLC.Indeed, Stevens, at least publicly, has approached the team’s various controversies with a shrug of the shoulders and a stiff upper lip. But how he holds this roster together will be his greatest NBA test to date and will go a long way toward determining whether Boston can truly contend for a spot in the NBA Finals this spring.Stevens has given stock answers to questions around his team all along. Last month, in the wake of the tussle between Celtics forward Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown, Stevens said, “I’m not going to get into that. Ultimately, my focus is to on how we’re playing on the court.”He’s stuck with that line. The latest go-round on the Celtics’ drama-rama has been the rumors of Irving potentially bolting Boston, perhaps for the Knicks (who bleached their payroll last week with the trade of Kristaps Porzingis) or the Lakers. Further, the Celtics’ presumed offseason pursuit of Davis has been under assault from Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, who also represents LA star LeBron James and clearly wants Davis to play for the Lakers. Paul went so far as to trot out Davis’ father to ESPN — the senior Davis lambasted Boston for its treatment of Thomas, traded by the Celtics two years ago.In New York, Stevens told reporters, “I think that’s just part of being in this league and being in professional sports. Ultimately that’s our job, is to block out everything and make sure we understand what we need to do well to have success. And so it’s about focusing on the possession at hand and literally staying in that moment, and that’s really challenging.”There are a lot of things in human nature that pull against that, but I think the very best teams and the very best players all are able to do that and that’ll be the task.”TRADE RUMORS: Is Anthony Davis trying to scare off Celtics?On-court player scuffles, individual agendas, locker room turmoil, incessant trade rumors, star free-agent chatter — the Celtics have had all of the above in the past two months. That’s a new development. They certainly don’t have these sorts of tribulations in the Big East.  Before this season, Stevens was blessed with overachieving players and low expectations, and for a new guy taking over a historic franchise, that’s about as happy a situation as you could expect.That’s allowed Stevens to build on the same underdog reputation he had at Butler, which he took to the NCAA championship game twice. He’s never entered a season as a frontrunner, but he’s succeeded anyway. By the end of his second season in Boston, the Celtics were a playoff team, despite having erstwhile center Tyler Zeller as the roster’s top-ranked player in win shares.The following year, Stevens won 48 games with a primary starting five of Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Jared Sullinger and Amir Johnson. Last spring, Stevens shocked the East by again getting to the conference finals — without injured stars Kyrie Irving or Gordon Hayward — coming within a game of the Finals.Along the way, Stevens was exalted in Boston. His rotations were unquestioned. His ability to develop players, whether bringing along Jaylen Brown slowly or throwing Jayson Tatum quickly into the NBA fire, was proven. His out-of-timeout plays were hailed as masterworks of art by the Twitter faithful.But NBA coaching is part Dr. Naismith, part Dr. Phil. Stevens has not had to play the psychoanalyst much with the Celtics. He has not had to defuse locker-room discord. That’s been the undoing of the bulk of NBA coaches over the decades, and it has been especially difficult for coaches from the college ranks, where coaches wield so much more power. BOSTON — By the time the Celtics took the floor here at TD Garden on Sunday afternoon, coach Brad Stevens looked at ease, finally.Nevermind he was preparing for the Thunder, winners of seven straight games. What mattered was that the Celtics were back among their home fans and all the kerfuffle that engulfed the team in the last few days, all the questions about Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis and Isaiah Thomas (yes, him again), could be safely filed away for a few hours.last_img read more

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